StoryCorps Shorts: The Rent We Pay

Special | 2m 39s  | Video has closed captioning.

During the onset of the Soviet-Afghan war, Ajmal Achekzai and his family fled to the United States to seek asylum. More than 20 years later, Ajmal returns to the place he once called home as a United States Marine. In 2021, as the political state of Afghanistan took a turn for the worse, Ajmal came to StoryCorps to reflect on the dualities he faced as an Afghan-born U.S. Marine.

Aired: 12/30/21

Expires: 01/29/25

Rating: NR

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